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Plutarch's Lives Of Illustrious Men (1876)
by Plutarch
Binding: Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Weight: 2.97 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.25 x W: 0.6 inches
ISBN 10: 1104268264
ISBN 13: 9781104268268
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: great actions ? This he did not say merely lut of vanity and arrogance, 01 that he were willing, without any advantage, to offend the nobility ; but the people always delighting in affronts and scurrilous contumelies against the senate, making boldness of speech their measure of greatness of spirit continually encouraged him in it, and strengthened his inclination not to spare persons of repute, so he might gratify the multitude. As soon as he arrived again in Africa, Metellns, no longer able to control his feelings of jealousy, and his indignation that now when he had really finished the war, and nothing was left but to secure the person of Jugurtha, Marius grown great merely through his ingratitude to him, should come to Bereave him both of his victory and triumph, could not bear to have any interview with him ; but retired himself, whilst Ru tilius, his lieutenant, surrendered up the army to Marius, whose conduct, however, in the end of the war, met with some sort of retribution, as Sylla deprived him of the glory of the action, as he had done Metellus. I shall state the circumstances briefly here, as they are given at large in the life of Sylla. Bocchus was king of the more distant barbarians, and was father in law to Jugurtha, yet sent him little or no assistance in his war, professing fears of his unfaithfulness, and really jealous of his growing power ; but after Jugurtha fled, and in his distress came to him as his last hope, he received him as a suppliant, rather because ashamed to do otherwise, than out of real kindness ; and when he had him in his power, he openly entreated Marius on his behalf, and interceded for him with bold words, giving out that he would by no means deliver him. Yet privately designing to betray him, he sent for Lucius Sylla, quaestor to Marius...


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